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  • Huge French protests as strikes close schools, Eiffel Tower

    Thousands of protesters, many blowing whistles and waving union flags, marched through Paris and other French cities on Thursday in a day of nationwide strikes that kept many children out of school, forced the closure of the Eiffel Tower and cancelled...
  • France opens criminal probe of HSBC's Swiss banking unit

    French authorities have placed HSBC under formal criminal investigation over alleged tax fraud by its Swiss private bank. The bank said Thursday the claim was "without legal basis." The London-based bank said French authorities have imposed bail of 1...
  • French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties

    French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties
    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group seized control of a French television network, simultaneously blacking out 11 channels and taking over the network's website and social media accounts. The attack appeared to be an unprecedented...
  • 4 foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine in Berlin Monday

    Germany's foreign minister has invited his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France to Berlin Monday to discuss implementation of the peace agreement brokered in Minsk, Belarus in February. The Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Foreign Minister...
  • Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII

    Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII
    France honored five Virginians Wednesday, bestowing these World War II veterans with the country's highest decoration. The French ambassador said they were there for his country in its darkest hours. They were named chevaliers – knights – of...
  • French far-right chief declares war on dad in deepening feud

    The leader of France's far-right National Front launched an all-out offensive Wednesday against her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, opposing his candidacy in upcoming elections and entering into an open war with the man who helped found the party more than...
  • 40 percent of flights canceled in France amid strike

    French air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France. The powerful SNCTA union called the two-day strike, saying the government...
  • French ex-mayor found dead before Chinese weddings trial

    The Tours city project was simple enough: Lure Chinese couples to get married in the heart of the Loire Valley — romantic French castle country — as a way to boost the area's economic and cultural fortunes. It soon went awry. First, the...
  • French socialists announce measures to boost ailing economy

    France's government has pledged measures to boost the country's stagnant economy, including an income tax cut and tax breaks to companies that invest in industry. Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls outlined the government's plans to combat...
  • Dutch ex-hostage heads home after rescue in Mali

    A Dutch national who was held in captivity by Islamic militants for more than three years has left Mali and is headed back home, officials said Tuesday. Sjaak Rijke, who was abducted from a hotel in northern Mali in November 2011, flew into Mali's...
  • French forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011

    French special forces on Monday freed a Dutchman held hostage since being kidnapped in 2011 by extremists in Mali, the government said. There was no word on the fate of two men abducted at the same time. The French military said the rescue of Sjaak Rijke...